Maine disease rates and Maine vaccination rates/ Maine CDC

2016 Reportable Infectious Diseases Summary, Maine

Scroll down to the Annual Reports to get to those for years 2003-2017 at the following URL:
https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/publications/#annualreports


(Wish I could find a URL directly for the most recent, 2017 report, but so far have been unable to do so.)

2017-2018 Maine School Immunization Assessment Reports

Table 1: 2017-18 MIP School Exemption and Immunization Rates, Kindergarten
2017-18

School Exemption and Immunization Rates
By Individual Vaccine
* The range for different vaccines is 94.3% to 96.3%  (The table does not transfer, unfortunately)

Table 2: 2017-18 MIP School Exemption and Immunization Rates, First Grade 2017-18
2017-18 School Exemption and Immunization Rates
By Individual Vaccine
*  The range for different vaccines is 96.1% to 97.1%

While Maine beats the US average on vaccination rates for all required vaccines, Maine also beats the US average on exemption rates.  How can this be?  It seem that Maine has much higher compliance with the paperwork required to attend school.  Other states may have low exemption rates but they also have lower vaccination rates, thus carrying a large number of unexempted, unvaccinated students.

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